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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: My tour of get-it-while-ya-can seasonal roads continues. Tripoli Road is open, but is beginning to rut due to softness. Wont be long now until it goes to sleep for the winter 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in fine shape, aside from one axe worthy blowdown within a mile of the trailhead. Easily up and over. I cleaned our all the waterbars/feeder brooks along the way 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few doggoes out today enjoying the day 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A fine day to be in the woods. Shoulder season conditions, very different on the way in than out. Bare boot till the ledgey switchbacks near the ridge, then spikes the rest of the day until much lower upon return. Snow enters at about 2800, a dusting to an inch at most, but enough to cover the serious ice flows on the trail (mainly around the summits, but they are elsewhere, also). It was a lovely snowglobe hike for me being an early starter! The initial descent going towards East from Osceola proper has some long bullet ice flows that at the time, even my spikes struggled. I wouldn't suggest anything more for gear aside from caution. Aside from that, spikes where more than sufficient. Descended chimney bypass, ascended chimney on way out. Played around looking for the abandoned Breadtray Trail and took a couple old reroutes just for a change of scenery. Lovely views along the trail today. On the way out, ran into NETC Royalty, the man, the myth, the legend -- Protean Wanderer! We shared war stories until we both got chilled, and then parted ways. (Hopefully no one absconded with the beer I left you! :) )  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-28 
Link
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